ANSYS and PCA Engineers Announce Software Integration

    New Collaboration Geared to Help Companies Create and Optimize
    Turbomachinery Designs in Early Stages of Product Development

    SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., March 22 /CNW/ -- ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ANSS), a global
innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product
development processes, today announced that it has partnered with PCA
Engineers Limited to allow engineers to develop better turbomachines in
shorter time. Working together, the companies have integrated PCA's Vista(TM)
(VISual Turbomachinery Analysis) software within ANSYS(R) solutions to improve
turbomachinery design and simulation. The integration -- now available in
ANSYS 11.0 -- makes it possible for turbomachinery designers to use PCA's
proven engineering codes to develop preliminary blade designs, which then can
be modified using ANSYS(R) BladeModeler(TM) and analyzed for fluid dynamic,
thermal and/or structural performance within ANSYS software.
    PCA is an international engineering consultancy specializing in
turbomachinery design. Its meanline design codes, Vista CCD for centrifugal
compressor design and Vista CPD for centrifugal pump design, have been
integrated within ANSYS BladeModeler. Given the machine duty -- such as speed,
mass flow and pressure ratio -- and geometric constraints, these codes will
configure the impeller blade shape and provide essential non-dimensional
performance parameters on which to base design decisions.
    "The recent addition of PCA's Vista CCD and Vista CPD compressor and pump
design software into the ANSYS product line has considerably streamlined our
turbomachinery design process," said ANSYS user Nicholas D'Orsi, partner and
chief engineer of Turbo Solutions Engineering LLC. With a broad range of
experience with computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, the company
utilizes ANSYS solutions to help customers in industries as diverse as
aerospace and HVAC to develop new machines. "By using Vista and ANSYS
software, we can rapidly complete iterative sizing and performance estimation
for centrifugal turbomachinery. A key feature of this new interface is the
transfer of an initial impeller three-dimensional design into ANSYS
BladeModeler. Once inside this software, the analysis features of ANSYS(R)
CFX(R) allow for quick optimization of the design."
    The Vista CCD and CPD design codes are fully integrated within ANSYS
BladeModeler and are included when customers purchase or license ANSYS
BladeModeler. ANSYS BladeModeler saves the Vista input parameters as part of
the blade design so that new design iterations can be started from a previous
    "The integration of PCA's software into ANSYS BladeModeler gives
customers what they have asked for: built-in meanline design tools to help
them rapidly develop new blade designs in the early stages of design," says
Brad Hutchinson, vice president, global marketing, aerospace and
turbomachinery at ANSYS, Inc. "This component of the blade development process
was not previously available in the ANSYS turbomachinery solution. This new
integration addresses compressor and pump designs, and we believe the
partnership between ANSYS and PCA will benefit customers in the future as we
apply such expertise to the full range of turbomachinery equipment."
    As a consultancy, PCA Engineers serves many of the world's leading
manufacturers of axial and radial turbomachinery. "PCA has enjoyed the
extensive experience of ANSYS design and CFD tools over 10 years' use in the
optimization of turbomachinery components in support of our consultancy
business," said Chris Robinson, managing director of PCA Engineers. "We
respect ANSYS enormously for their technical capability and attitude toward
ongoing improvement in enhanced user interfaces -- which all continue to
improve productivity. We are delighted to be able to contribute toward this

    About PCA Engineers Limited
    PCA Engineers Limited is an international engineering consultancy
specializing in turbomachinery design, the development of turbomachinery
design software and gas turbine cycle analysis software. Established in 1989
and headquartered in Lincoln, U.K., PCA serves many of the world's leading
manufacturers of axial and radial turbo machinery -- encompassing aero-gas
turbines, industrial gas turbines, steam turbines, air compressors,
turbochargers, gas compressors and expanders, and pumps. Visit for more information.
    Vista is a trademark of PCA Engineers Limited.

    About ANSYS, Inc.
    ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering
simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers
across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development
of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly
on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-
conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and
validation. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide
sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 40 strategic sales locations throughout
the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,400 people
and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40
countries. Visit for more information.

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